Visitors’ total spending – excluding gaming expenses – grew by 15.9 per cent quarter-to-quarter to MOP 7.16 billion (US$892.9 million) in the second quarter of 2021.
The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that the uptick was caused by a 25.9 per cent increase in arrivals.
Total spending by overnight visitors and same-day visitors rose by 14.1 per cent and 32. per cent quarter-to-quarter to MOP 6.38 billion and MOP 777 million respectively.
In the first half of 2021, visitors’ total spending hit MOP 13.34 billion.
Conversely, visitors’ per-capita spending was MOP 3,271 in the second quarter, a drop of 8 per cent quarter-to-quarter, with shopping, food and beverages and accommodation the prime buys.
Per-capita shopping spending of visitors fell by 6.7 per cent quarter-to-quarter to MOP 2,127, of which spending on clothing and local food products declined by 29.9 per cent and 22.6 per cent to MOP 281 and MOP 242 respectively.